Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 PM
Feminism has so thoroughly transformed the face of American Judaism–and certainly of the Reform Movement–over the last fifty years that it sometimes seems as if all its goals have been met. Yet there remain deep-seated issues that are difficult to address: the patriarchal nature of Torah itself, the persistence of male God-language, the ways that leadership in the Jewish community seems incompatible with work/life balance. What are the unfinished issues and the next steps for Jewish feminism?
About Professor Plaskow:
Judith Plaskow is professor emerita of religious studies at Manhattan College and a Jewish feminist theologian. Co-founder and for many years co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, she is author or editor of several works in feminist theology, including Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective, The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003, and Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology (coauthored with Carol P. Christ).